What to watch: The best shows on TV this week

2017-09-24 06:56

Johannesburg - Wondering what to watch this week? 

Here's what City Press says is hot on the box. 

Sunday, 24 September

The Wedding Bashers

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)

Time: 17:00

Each week, four wedding experts make their way to nuptial celebrations across the country, where they join in the festivities and then discreetly rate the couple’s big day.

Sex in Strange Places

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Time: 22:00

In this investigative series, presenter Stacey Dooley travels to Turkey, Russia and Brazil to meet young people who are trading on their looks and sexuality for a living. The demand for sex is universal; the price paid by those who buy and sell is not.

Year Million

Channel: National Geographic (DStv 181)

Time: 20:05

This new series explores life in the near and distant future, where artificial intelligence is everywhere, and advances in medicine and biology will expand our lives by hundreds of years.

Say Yes to the Dress UK

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)

Time: 18:10

Get an inside look into the Confetti & Lace bridal boutique in Essex, England, where renowned designer David Emanuel and his team help brides choose their dream wedding dresses and ensure that they receive five-star treatment in the run-up to their special day.

Monday, 25 September


Channel: SABC2 (DStv 192)

Time: 22:00

New presenter Mareka Malatjie is joined by psychologist Sibusiso Anthony Nhlapho as they attempt to restore troubled relationships by allowing participants to communicate their issues.

The Mavericks

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 20:30

Profiles South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs as they pursue new dreams. We are introduced to trailblazers, self-made millionaires and innovators who are the epitome of successful South Africans.

Famous Last Words

Channel: Comedy Central

(DStv 122)

Time: 21:00

A local reality show with a comedic spin, where the worlds of a comedian and celebrity collide as they swap lives for a day and face their biggest fears in the process. This episode features Khuli Roberts and Nina Hastie.

Tuesday, 26 September

Match Made In Heaven

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 22:00

Shawn meets his prospective mothers-in-law when the moms of the remaining five women move in.

Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club

Channel: M-Net Movies All Stars (DStv 111)

Time: 21:35

The highly popular Tyler Perry directs this charming comedy movie. A group of struggling single moms start up a support group that blossoms into a beautiful sisterhood.

My Momma Throws Down

Channel: Fox Life (DStv 126)

Time: 21:20

It’s the ultimate kitchen battle that has black moms going head to head to see who burns best. Comedian Ralph Harris keeps the humour on high while bringing out the best – and worst – of family dynamics as the competition builds.

Wednesday, 27 September

The Intern by David Tlale

Channel: SABC3 (DStv 193)

Time: 19:30

The contestants get down to business as they work on launching their own brand and running a successful business. Who has what it takes to develop a working business plan, a commanding logo and an outfit to match?

African Legacy Project

Channel: Fox Life (DStv channel 126)

Time: 19:55

Profiles successful African entrepreneurs. In this episode, we meet Nigerian businessman Hakeem Belo-Osagie. In his early thirties, he became chair of United Bank for Africa and turned it around from near bankruptcy. His net worth is estimated at $700 million.

Thursday, 28 September


Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 18:00

In this local film, a young wife is keeping a secret about the paternity of her child, but things get complicated when there’s a request for an ancestral ceremony to be held. Starring Mduduzi Nombela and Sthandwa Nzuza.

Friday, 29 September

The Good Place

Channel: Vuzu (DStv 116)

Time: 22:30

In the series premiere of this unique comedy, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is mistakenly sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place, where she belongs.


Channel: M-Net City (DStv 115)

Time: 21:00

In the series premiere of this compelling psychological thriller, neuroscientist Eldon Chance (Golden Globe-winner Hugh Laurie) decides to help an enigmatic woman with an abusive ex-husband.

Saturday, 30 September

Happiness is a Four-letter Word

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 20:30

Based on the M-Net Literary Award-winning novel, this charming rom-com follows four girlfriends who try to find success, love and happiness in a complicated world.

uThando Luka Baba

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Time: 19:30

In this local film, two families have been enemies for years. When their children fall in love, old wounds are reopened. Starring Bheki Mahlawe.

Comics’ Choice Awards 2017

Channel: Vuzu Amp (DStv 103)

Time: 20:00

A celebration of local comedians who have worked hard to break boundaries and amplify comedy in South Africa.

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